Japan braces as North Korea threatens hydrogen bomb test in Pacific
- Kim Jong-un warns ‘deranged’ Trump he will ‘pay dearly’ for North Korea threats
- Trump says Kim ‘who is obviously a madman’ will be ‘tested like never before’
Japan must brace itself for the possible launch of a nuclear-armed North Korean missile over its territory if the regime carries out a threat to test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, Japan’s defence minister has said.
The warning followed an extraordinary exchange of insults between Donald Trump and North Korea in response to the US president’s threat at the UN general assembly to “totally destroy” the country if Washington was forced to defend itself or its allies.